September 19, 2012 Subject:
Not a bad flick
Armida was a cute little package. She make me fall down.
September 19, 2012 Subject:
Reviewer:Dr Feel Rotten
December 21, 2010 Subject:
Very Pleasant Flick
Even though the fighters looked more like rockem sockem robots Armida was a very charming gal and reminded me a lot of my ex wife, also Mexican and about the same height and not afraid to jump into a fight between two men. The IMdB list her height at 4' 11", same as my ex, but my ex was really 4' 7" and always claimed to be taller at 4' 11".
Guys, don't ever anger a small Mexican woman unless you want your knee caps bitten off..I speak from experience. They can do it too! I still miss her like nobody can believe..
September 26, 2010 Subject:
It is always interesting to see stars before they became stars. Watch for the 2nd guy to get socked in the bar scene at about 6:15 into to the movie. That looks and sounds like Jay Silverheels who played Tonto on TV'S "The Lone Ranger" series.
April 8, 2007 Subject:
The boxing sequences are pretty hokey. The lead lady carries the movie as far as it goes. I see no reason to download it. Having been in Monterrey, I was curious. Don't recall seeing anyone like these characters while I was there. A musical with a thin plot line and low budget.
April 6, 2007 Subject:
#1 when the donkey is eating the carnations when Lita is singing 'from monterey'.
#2 "she;s my wife, yea." what???
Lita is so whackey. i've seen her in one other movie and i can say she kind of scares me, but she is cool, too.
September 19, 2004 Subject:
Sweet Brush Off
A charming, sweet film.
Even by contemporary cinematic standards of, well, "excellence of plot," this little B film holds its own very well. It's a simple plot, yet, engaging. It's sense of the Latino, even though problematically stereotypical(of course today Hollywood is not that...cough...), is elegant and respectful.
1940s Los Angeles was a time of LA Police and County Sheriff corruption, and the Latino(Chicano) took the brunt of the baton and handcuffs. To have this Hollywood film produced during a time of violent racism, is remarkable. In the scene where fighter Terry(Jerry O'Leary) paints a romantic, yet respecful, idea of Mexico to his prospective girlfriend Lita(Armida), is just sweet. It works.
Its a good film, solid also in its camera shots, and its lighting and set designs. The music is great, and swings, and pays hommage to the utterly fantastic jazz orchestras of the 40s.
Yes, I have a bias: not just that I am Latino, but, I love black and white films, and I love them sort of seedy, underbelly type. I also love the style and swank that was so characteristic of the era. Eso.....
This is Hollywood film that should be saved, and enjoyed over and over again.